Reporters: The Triple Threat

When Queen Elizabeth II paid her first official visit to the U.S. in 1957, New York reporters spent warm hours trudging alongside her ticker-tape parade up Broadway. At one point, they were startled by the sight of an unexpected limousine in the procession. In side, cool and elegantly dressed, sat Columnist Dorothy Kilgallen, covering the event in her regal fashion. Wiping the perspiration from her forehead, an exasperated woman reporter murmured: "There goes the Queen covering the Queen."

To her readers, Dorothy Kilgallen became as much of a celebrity as the...

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